M.A. Economics

Course Start Date
01 Aug 2020

Course End Date
07 Aug 2022

2 Years

Program Fee (Yearly)

Rs. 2.50 Lacs

Programme Details


JSGP is glad to announce the commencement of M.A. Economics programme. This programme fills major gaps in most post-graduate Economics courses taught elsewhere in the world by exposing students to the actual policy making process. It is designed to equip students with a solid grasp of classical paradigms in this well-established discipline, while creatively combining orthodox and heterodox approaches. It enables realistic application of sound insights to solve problems experienced by economies in the real world; which is now much more interconnected, complex and uncertain than ever before.  


Our programme has a strong emphasis on monitoring and evaluating development interventions, honing students to critically appraise the extent to which carefully designed experiments, such as Randomized Control Trials (RCT), are executed amongst the affected people.  As our Master’s programme is located in a public policy school, practical applications of insights derived from economics are identified for public policy design and implementation.


This programme provides knowledge and skills that are increasingly in demand. It focuses on excellence in academia and research, policy work in corporations, consultancy companies, non-profit organisations, and governments at national, state and local levels.



Students must have a bachelor’s degree in Economics or any another social science subject; or in Statistics, Physics, Mathematics, Commerce, Business and Engineering. Admission is based on performance in undergraduate degree and in the entrance examination. Demonstrated ability to work with mathematical methods at undergraduate level is desirable. Scholarships are awarded taking into account evidence of merit and means after a personal interview.

Credit Structure

The two-year programme spans over four semesters comprising a total of 80 credits.


This includes 12 core courses and 6 electives of 4 credits each and a dissertation carrying 8 credits. The first two semesters cover five core courses each, followed by two core and three electives in the third semester and three electives and dissertation in the final semester. An alternative track of studying two additional electives instead of dissertation in the final semester is possible.

Core courses include papers in microeconomics, macroeconomics, statistics, mathematical methods in economics, econometrics, game theory, development economics and Indian economy.


Depending on the availability of faculty, a range of advanced theoretical and applied courses from new and emerging areas of economics are offered as electives.


The pedagogic approach to the programme includes a combination of lectures, tutorials, focused group discussions, computer lab training and one-to-one guidance in writing the dissertation.

Course Structure

1st Year 2nd Year
 Semester 1 Semester 3
 1. Microeconomics 1
2. Macroeconomics 1
3. Statistics for Economics
4. Mathematical Methods for Economics
5. Computational Methods for Economic Analysis
 1. Indian Economy
2. Econometrics II
3. Dissertation (part 1)
4. Elective 1
5. Elective 2
 Semester 2 Semester 4
 1. Microeconomics II
2. Macroeconomics II
3. Econometrics I
4. Game Theory
5. Development Economics
 1. Dissertation (part 2)
2. Elective 3
3. Elective 4
4. Elective 5
5. Elective 6

Admission Helpline

Mr. Hemant Prakash Sharma
Deputy Director, Admissions and Outreach
M : +91-8396907494

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